Deauville Gardens East Elementary School had a special visit from volunteers at the Copiague Fire Department on Oct. 18. As part of National Fire Prevention Month, the firefighters and EMT workers spoke with the students about fire safety tips, what to do in an emergency, mapping out escape routes and keeping smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in the home. At the end of the assembly, students asked questions about their work in the local community.
The Halloween spirit was soaring throughout district as students, staff and administrators celebrated in a variety of ways.
At the elementary schools, students participated in different fall-themed activities, including math/science pumpkin centers and making jack-o-lanterns. Parents cheered on as the students marched in their school’s parade to show off their costumes.
At Deauville Gardens West, there was a best pumpkin-decorating contest and students had the opportunity to trick or trick for a book throughout the day. Great Neck Road’s Halloween parade featured a medley of Halloween-themed tunes played by the school’s band. Susan E. Wiley students dressed up as their favorite storybook character. Deauville Gardens East staff dressed up as construction workers to help students “build the foundation” to a successful future.
Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School spent the week of Oct. 9 campaigning to be a part of the school’s student government club.
To become part of the club, students were first elected class representatives by their classmates. Those running for the position had to give speeches to their individual classes for election. Once elected into the club by their peers, students then campaigned for several administrative positions, including president, vice president, treasurer and reporter.
After a week of campaigning and making posters touting their skills, students delivered speeches to their respective grade levels on Oct. 13, who then voted to elect the 2017-2018 class officers.